Today sees the launch of our Gen X and Baby Boomers audience reports, complementing those on Teens and Millennials released in recent weeks.

Comparing internet usage trends across these four generations shows just how much ground the mobile web still has to cover among the older age groups. Currently, Teens (3.08 hours) typically spend twice as long per day using the mobile internet as Gen X (1.54 hours) and five times as long as Baby Boomers (0.61 hours).

This has a clear impact on the proportion of internet time devoted to mobiles. Among teens, mobiles now account for over 40% of online time – with the figure likely to approach the 50% mark by the end of the year. For Boomers, however, mobiles grab just 14% of internet time.



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Jason is Chief Research Officer at GlobalWebIndex. He oversees the global research and insight teams, directs the world-leading research study and specializes in analyzing consumer trends. He writes for titles like the Huffington Post and MediaPost and is a frequent contributor to stories on media outlets such as BBC News, CNN, the Guardian, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.

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